Jerry R. Mendell, MD

Jerry Mendell

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Jerry R. Mendell, MD, is an attending neurologist at Nationwide Children's, principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy at The Research Institute of Nationwide Children's, Director of the Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, Co-director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, Dwight E. Peters and Juanita R. Curran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research and Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Pathology, and Physiology and Cell Biology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Mendell was among the first to test muscle cell transplantation for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the early 1990's and the first person to study viral mediated gene therapy for muscular dystrophy in humans. Dr. Mendell has made fundamental contributions in clinical research and in the molecular genetics of neuromuscular disease. He has published major textbooks on the disorders of muscle and peripheral nerves along with more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters. In 2004, Dr. Mendell was awarded the S. Mouchly Small Scientific Achievement Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association in recognition of his significant contributions to neuromuscular disease research. In 2009 he was presented the Distinguished Scholar Award by the president of The Ohio State University. Dr. Mendell is named among the Best Doctors in America.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Juanita Curran and Dwight Peters Endowed Chair, 2010
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, The Ohio State University, Presented by the President, 2009
  • S. Mouchly Small Scientific Achievement Award, The Muscular Dystrophy Association for Significant Contributions to Neuromuscular Disease Research, 2004
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/27/2004

Board Certifications
  • Neurology
Fellowship National Institutes of Health Date Completed: 07/31/1971
Residency National Institutes of Health Date Completed: 06/30/1970
Residency Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center - New York Date Completed: 06/30/1969
Medical School University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/1966
Professional Experience

1992 - 2004 Dept of Neurology, The Ohio State University, Chair

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Inside Dr. Jerry Mendell's Research Lab

Inside Dr. Jerry Mendell's Research Lab

Inside the Center for Gene Therapy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is where Dr. Mendell has spent nearly 50 years advancing science for neuromuscular disease through clinical trials. It’s where new treatments and potential life-saving cures are being discovered for families who are racing against the clock for options.